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Deputies arrest burglary suspect
Suspect had previously stayed at victim's home
Jemell Howard

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies arrested a man on burglary charges after he reportedly took electronics from a victim who had previously allowed the suspect to stay at his home.

Jemell Howard, 19, of Burkhalter Mobile Home Park, is charged with first-degree burglary and criminal trespass, said sheriff's Chief Deputy Jared Akins.

Around 10 a.m. Sunday, Senior Deputy Randall Norman, assigned to the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team, responded to a Dogwood Trail home in response to a "residential burglary which had already occurred," Akins said. "The victim stated that his residence had been entered and that electronic equipment had been taken."

The victim was able to provide Norman with information on a potential suspect, Howard, who had temporarily been allowed to stay at the victim's home earlier this month, Akins said.

Norman, Senior Deputy John Kearney and Deputy Hunter Oglesby located Howard at his home.

"After a brief investigation, Howard was arrested, and the stolen property was recovered and returned to the victim," Akins said.

Howard was transported to the Bulloch County Jail, where he remains in custody pending further judicial action, he said.



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